KORZO - public event
Within the framework of the 35th Rijeka Carnival, on February 10th 2018. UHC Rijeka, Association of Celiac Patients of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Primorje-Gorski Korat County arranged the public event about celiac disease and diet therapy. During the event, flyers with all the important information about activities in the project Focus in CD were shared with the citizens.
Members of Croatian project teams joined forces to cook gluten-free vegetable minestrone which was distributed to citizens, simultaneously rising awareness of special requirements for food preparation.
Also, the next big activity of the project, a celiac disease testing covering 1500 school children was announced to the public. This pilot project will be leaded by the Association of Celiac Patients of the Primorsko-goranska County in partnership with UHC Rijeka, with the purpose of early disease prevention as well as prevention of its complications.
Additionally, one of the goals of this activity will be to collect important information about the prevalence of the celiac disease, which, later on, will be displayed to the local authorities and the Croatian Ministry of Health, in order to point out the importance of new management and control of this disease as well as to the patients.